STUDENT PORTFOLIO

Basic Drawing

Mini-Illustration Studies: Positive vs. Negative Space

In sketchbooks, students were required to fill four 2″x 2″ squares every week using an assigned theme.  Using pen and ink the subject of their illustration must be rendered as negative space while the background is filled with a pattern of the student’s choosing.  All designs must consider composition, positive and negative space, contour edges and pattern.

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Theme: Hands

 

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Theme: Cooking

 

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Theme: Book Corners

 

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Theme: Spring

 

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Theme: Breakfast

 

Basic Drawing

Cell Phone Exploded Diagrams

Students were asked to utilize traditional or digital methods to express a “self-portrait” through an exploded diagram of their cell phone.  Using isometric perspective, students were required to include at least 3 layers and 1 sub layer within the phone to tell their story.

phone

 

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iteration 2

 

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College of Design: First Year Experience

Wearable Construction

In this assignment, students created a wearable structure that examined the human body and the movements it’s capable of performing.   Students were asked to consider forces acting upon the body, including gravity, light, tension, compression, sound, and air.

Students could use all white materials with minimal fasteners, adhesives, and support armatures allowed.

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Motion: Forearm Flex

 

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Motion: Back Twist

 

 

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Motion: Arm Hugging

 

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Motion: Arms Dancing

 

Basic Drawing

Drone Narrative

Students were assigned to create a digital illustration that expressed the narrative of a spy drone through a sequence of images.  The final composition was completed in black and white or color and included at least one panel portraying a bird’s-eye perspective.

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Basic Drawing

The New Yorker Cover: “Statusphere”

Students illustrated a faux cover for The New Yorker magazine.  Using Adobe Illustrator software, students expressed the idea of a “Statusphere”, or the disparity between the rich and the poor.  The assignment required either a bug’s-eye or isometric perspective to describe an opulent skyscraper surrounded by the less fortunate.

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status

 

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